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PARTY OR PERSONAL AMBITION—WHICH IS IT TO BE?

TO THE EDITOB. Sib, —During the election campaigns of 1890, 1893, and 1896 Mr W. Hutchison frequently dwelt on the absolute necessity of cohesion and union to ensure party success, the disregard of this sound advice culminating in the loss of two seats to the Liberal party in the City electorate. There is now a chance, and a good one, seeing the present election is without any apparent side issue. Further, the gage of battle having been thrown down by Mr A. C. Begg in his valedictory address—to wit, “ the overthrow of the present Government ” —let the LiberalLabor party joyfully accept it, when it behoves every Liberal elector to make all necessary personal sacrifice which will ensure a regain of one of the lost seats. It is in Mr Hutchison’s power now to be mainly instrumental in effecting the object, and by gracefully retiring in favor of an avowedly stronger man—viz., Mr Gourley—he would place the Liberal-Labor party under a debt ot gratitude and obligation which they would be quick to acknowledge on a future occasion, whilst at the same time proving the sincerity of his previouslyexpressed convictions on union and sacrifice for the sake of party. The example set by Messrs Begg and Haynes for party’s sake is worthy of emulat!,°“ Mr Hutchison, as it is not a question of Gourley versus Hutchison, but the far more important one—viz., Is the present Administration to continue, or are wo to be ruled by the Opposition?—! am, etc., t , S. Poyntz. Mornmgton, October 4.

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PARTY OR PERSONAL AMBITIONWHICH IS IT TO BE?, Evening Star, Issue 10439, 7 October 1897

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PARTY OR PERSONAL AMBITIONWHICH IS IT TO BE? Evening Star, Issue 10439, 7 October 1897

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